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“Marking the Past, Shaping the Present”

A Talk with Willis “Bing” Davis By Jud Yalkut Willis “Bing” Davis is a living legend in the visual art history of Dayton who has mobilized the African American community of artists as no one ever imagined, bringing these traditions into the mainstream while preserving their innate cultural integrity. Now Dayton is afforded the magical […]

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Human Race’s 8-Track: Review

Human Race’s 8-Track: Review By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s may seem easy to pish-posh the idea of history repeating itself. After all, who wears white disco suits anymore? [Note: Your eccentric Uncle Leroy doesn't count.] But take a trip back to the 1970s and, platform shoes aside, you’ll find several very relevant themes: War. Relationship woes. […]

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Capping off the Marquee

Pre- and post-holiday theatre previews By Brian P. Sharp A ‘Theatre Guild’ who done it Make plans now for “Ravenscroft” at the Dayton Theatre Guild. The setting is an English manor in 1905. The players: the lady of the house, her daughter, the Governess, the maid and the cook … but wait – an investigator? […]

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Super Realist Paintings by Paul Wolber at Bear’s Mill

SUPER REALIST PAINTINGS BY PAUL WOLBER AT BEAR’S MILL By Jud Yalkut The vividly realistic paintings of Paul Wolber will be featured during the month of December at historic Bear’s Mill through Sunday, January 2, 2011. A resident of Parma, Michigan, Wolber was a professor of art for 40 years and has traveled extensively in […]

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Dance is ‘Happening’ for the Holidays

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s “Holiday Happenings” Show By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s beginning to look a lot like … yeah, yeah, yeah. But don’t get all Grinch-y just yet. In fact, you can hold your yawn and ho-hum attitude for the next gingerbread house on the block or vision of a sugar plum that dances in […]

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Carrying on Tradition

SDDT’s 17th annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Tradition is a term that’s used quite a bit during the holidays. For some, a little too much. Others can’t possibly get enough of the custom tinsel, carols and holiday lights. And then there’s the celebrators who feel tradition, like an elderly woman does her […]

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Plein Air Experience

DVAC 7TH ANNUAL “FRESH ART” AT GALLERY SAINT JOHN By Jud Yalkut On September 1, 2010, Mount Saint John at Bergamo was host to 15 active artists for the day. Gallery Saint John coordinator Brother Joe Barrish noted that “the Mount is celebrating its 100 years of existence and we wanted other artists besides our five […]

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At my Wit’s beginning

A preview of the Dayton Playhouse’s Wit By Caroline Shannon-Karasik There’s something to be said for feeling lost within yourself. That loneliness a person can feel when he or she has been faced with a verdict much larger than simple life drama … or, maybe, there’s nothing to be said at all. At least that’s […]

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Dayton Tripper

The Dayton Philharmonic and the Classical Mystery Tour By J.T. Ryder There is no real mystery about how classically magical the Beatles music is. It has become an ingrained part of our collective subconscious and a benchmark by which some rate all music and how others perform their own music. Taken in context, the affectation […]

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Shimmering Mobiles and Limpid Blossoms in DVAC “Reflections”

The Works of Terry Welker and Paula Willmot Kraus at DVAC By Jud Yalkut Running through December 29, the Dayton Visual Arts Center is full of gently kinetic presences in the forms of large sculptural mobiles by Terry Welker and their beautiful complement in the fluid palladium images of flowers by Paula Willmot Kraus. This […]

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Debate Forum: 04/22

Forum Center: No payday for the Paycheck Fairness Act By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joe Heller The Paycheck Fairness Act failed […]

Debate Forum: 04/15

Forum Center: Should Ohio go green with marijuana legislation? By Alex Culpepper The push for marijuana legalization is active and healthy. […]

Debate Forum: 04/08

Forum Center: Residents claiming violation of First Amendment seek an answer to their prayers By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Joseph Rank The […]

Debate Forum: 04/01

Forum Center: SCOTUS to decide whether corporations are eligible for Heaven and Hell By Alex Culpepper Illustration: ©2013 Rob Rogers. Reprinted with permission […]

Debate Forum: 03/25

Forum Center: Tesla and the retail automobile industry By Alex Culpepper Illustration: Dennis Porter Tesla Motors is a California company that […]

Debate Commentary 03/18

Your computer files might be protected by more than just a password By Alex Culpepper One of the freedoms under […]